Combining 3 Antibody Drugs Shown Effective In Suppressing HIV

A new research at the Rockefeller University has shown that HIV can be suppressed by combining three antibodies in the treatment. This checks the ability of the virus to escape the immune system and mutate.

Medicine January 28, 2017

Woman Goes 6 Days Without Lungs In Doctors’ Bid To Save Her Life

Doctors in Canada recall how they were forced to remove a young mother’s lungs for six days while she waited for an organ transplant. The last-ditch procedure is considered a world first.

Medicine January 28, 2017

Lesbianism Listed As Condition On North Carolina Woman’s Medical Record

A mother from Indian Trail in North Carolina has discovered something shocking written on her medical chart. The record notes "lesbianism" as a medical condition, prompting her to cry foul.

Medicine January 26, 2017

Cholesterol-Fighting Statins Show Potential As Cancer Treatment

Research has shown that statins, usually used as prescription drug for lowwering cholesterol, could be employed in cancer treatment. While the results are promising, more studies will be carried out to validate this hypothesis.

Medicine January 26, 2017

Martin Shkreli Hits Back At Drug Lobbying Group's PR Campaign With 'Pharma Skeletons'

Former pharma CEO Martin Shkreli fires back at the newest PR campaign of PhRMA. His weapon of choice: his website "Pharma Skeletons," which exposes how other drug companies supposedly jack up drug prices as well.

Medicine January 25, 2017

Actemra Achieves Positive Trial Results As Giant Cell Arteritis Treatment, Receives Priority Review Designation From FDA

Actemra achieved positive results at the end of the Phase III trial, and its Supplemental Biologics License Application was accepted by the FDA. The medication is employed in treating patients who suffer from giant cell arteritis.

Medicine January 24, 2017

EpiPen Alternative Auvi-Q Can Be Obtained For 'Free' When It Returns Feb. 14

Kaléo has announced Auvi-Q, a cheaper alternative to Mylan’s EpiPen, will be available throughout the country beginning Feb. 14. With the company's AffordAbility commitment program, patients in the United States will have a chance to get their own epinephrine injections for free.

Medicine January 23, 2017

Newborn Health Screenings May Soon Rely On Genome Sequencing Techniques: Experts

A group of government-funded researchers and clinical geneticists are exploring the pros and cons of possibly using genome sequencing techniques in newborn screenings in the future.

Medicine January 21, 2017

FDA OKs Constipation Drug From Synergy Pharma

The FDA has approved the one-a-day tablet Trulance of Synergy Pharmaceuticals for treating chronic idiopathic constipation in adults. The one-a-day tablet is the pharma's first to obtain regulatory clearance.

Medicine January 20, 2017

Skin Cancer Cream Reportedly Kills 5 Dogs

The FDA has released a new advisory warning pet owners of reported dog deaths from the topical cancer drug fluorouracil, marketed under brand names such as Carac, Efudex, and Fluoroplex.

Medicine January 19, 2017

Malaria Drug Could Be Used To Treat Brain Cancer

Researchers have found a new way to treat brain cancer by using an off-label malaria drug. The drug named chloroquine has been successfully used to treat a 26-year-old brain cancer patient.

Medicine January 18, 2017

Mosquitoes Can Now Be Genetically Altered To Resist Dengue Virus

Mosquito-borne diseases affect millions worldwide, prompting researchers to find a solution or cure. Recent studies reveal, however, that genetically engineering mosquitoes could prevent the spread and limit the risks of the dengue virus.

Medicine January 21, 2017

Death Of Woman From Superbug Resistant To 26 Antibiotics Highlights Danger Of Drug Resistance

The death of a woman in Nevada from a superbug resistant to 26 antibiotics highlights the growing problem posed by drug resistance. What happens when more infections become resistant to treatments?

Medicine January 16, 2017

Most Comprehensive Report To Date Confirms Marijuana Relieves Pain, But Seeks More Evidence On Other Benefits

A new 400-page analysis gathers data from more than 10,000 scientific studies and makes over 100 conclusions on the benefits and risks of marijuana use, including potential treatment of chronic pain.

Medicine January 13, 2017

CVS To Sell Generic Version Of EpiPen Competitor At 80 Percent Cheaper Price

CVS will sell a generic version of an EpiPen competitor. The generic Adrenaclick two-pack is priced at $109.99, which is far cheaper than the cost of Mylan's epinephrine autoinjector.

Medicine January 12, 2017

Your Appendix Is Not Useless: New Study Suggests It Could Save Your Life

Researchers have found the importance of the appendix among mammals, discovering that, during the evolutionary process, once it appears in a species, it won't disappear. The study suggests gut bacteria has something to do with it.

Medicine January 13, 2017

New Hope For Breast Cancer Treatment In 2017: Potential Drug Against Metastasis Identified

Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered a class of drugs that could prevent cancer metastasis. The group found that CDK 4/6 inhibitors may be used to prevent breast cancer from spreading to other parts of the body.

Medicine January 10, 2017

Will This Alzheimer’s Drug Help Regrow Damaged Teeth and Put An End To Tooth Fillings?

Researchers from King's College London have found in a mice study that one could facilitate the natural repair of teeth using a sponge soaked in a potential Alzheimer's drug and possibly eliminate the need for tooth fillings.

Medicine January 9, 2017

FDA To Speed Up Review Of Roche Tecentriq As Immunotherapy Treatment For Bladder Cancer

The FDA will have to review Roche's immunotherapy treatment Tecentriq within six months. The drug is a potential treatment for a particular group of patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma, the ninth most common cancer worldwide.

Medicine January 9, 2017

‘Click-Chemistry’ Produces Antibiotic Spider Silk For Drug Delivery, Wound Healing

A U.K. based team of researchers has successfully created synthetic spider silk and attached antibiotics to it. The results of this research could change the way we use bandages, as well as diminish the time necessary for the wound to cure.

Medicine January 8, 2017

Cannabis Cookies? Mother Shares How Medical Marijuana Helped Her Son With Autism

Marie Myung Ok-Lee shares how cannabis use has changed the life of her son with autism and a painful gut disease. She calls it a 'miracle' after seven years of successful treatment.

Medicine January 7, 2017

9-Year-Old Girl Dies After Getting Her Tonsils Removed In Routine Surgery

A girl in Detroit died just a few hours after having tonsillectomy, a common childhood procedure for sleep-disordered breathing and tonsillitis. The medical report suggests of possible reasons behind the child's untimely death.

Medicine January 6, 2017

This Blood Test Can Detect How Well You Are Aging

The process of aging varies from one person to another. Researchers have now found a way to detect through a blood test how well an individual is aging.

Medicine January 7, 2017

The Upside To Anemia: Iron Deficiency Protects Children From Malaria, Says Study

Iron deficiency, the most common condition worldwide associated with poor nutrition, was found to be interestingly beneficial against malaria. The research suggesting this correlation also implies a genetic mechanism for this process.

Medicine January 8, 2017

Promising Malaria Vaccine Works By Disabling Key Parasite Genes

New research found a way to stop malaria from attacking the liver, which is the first stage of the process the infection follows once installed into the body. Researchers believe they have reached a critical milestone.

Medicine January 6, 2017

Skin Cancer Treatment 2017: New Chemical Compound Promises To Stop Spread Of 90 Percent Of Melanoma Cells

Researchers from Michigan State University have developed a new chemical compound capable of stopping the spread of melanoma. The drug has been shown to curb the spread of up to 90 percent of malignant cells.

Medicine January 6, 2017

In Depth: After Scientists Classify The Mesentery As An Organ, What Now? Here's A Closer Look At Mesenteric Science

Scientists have discovered a new organ in the body, bringing the total to 79. The mesentery, which is composed of membranes located in the digestive system, has been reclassified as an organ.

Medicine January 5, 2017

Membrane In Digestive System Identified As New Organ Of The Human Body

The mesentery is previously thought to be a fragmented structure in the digestive system but evidence suggests it is one continuous organ. What is the significance of recognizing the membrane as an organ?

Medicine January 4, 2017

Researchers Urge Caution Around Psilocybin Use, Warn About Bad ‘Magic Mushroom’ Trips

Psilocybin-containing magic mushrooms can give quite the trip, and when it’s bad, it’s bad, according to a survey carried out by researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Medicine January 4, 2017

CAR-T Cell Therapy Effective Against Aggressive Brain Tumors, Say City Of Hope Researchers

New case study published reported regression in brain cancer patient after a CAR-T based treatment. The patient, who was a 50 year old man with methastasis, now has a chance at surviving the disease.

Medicine January 1, 2017

Cancer Research In 2016: Obama, Silicon Valley Pledge Support In The Fight Against Cancer

Influential people stepped up in 2016 to join the fight against cancer. Find out just how much these influencers invested in cancer research.

Medicine December 31, 2016

Diabetes, Hypertension Drugs May Be Used To Fight Cancer, Says Study

Widely used type 2 diabetes medication metformin may be combined with antihypertensive drug syrosingopine to help fight cancer, reported a recent study. The drug cocktail that had adverse impact on the key functions of mitochondria destroyed tumor cells that require abundant energy for growth and metabolic activities.

Medicine December 31, 2016

Sugar Molecule That Reduces Inflammation In, Slows Down Progress Of Emphysema Identified

New research suggests that sugar molecule could be employed in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an illness which ranks fourth on the top of leading causes of death worldwide.

Medicine December 30, 2016

Superbugs Are Developing Antibiotic Resistance Faster Than We Can Keep Up

Superbugs are growing in number while new antibiotics being developed have dwindled in number and potency. Research shows this trend could lead to 10 million deaths by the year 2050.

Medicine December 28, 2016

Experimental Drug Shows Promise Restoring Cardiac Function After Heart Failure

Heart failure affects millions of adult Americans. It may still be in its experimental stages, but new drug cimaglermin is showing incredible promise in restoring cardiac function for heart failure patients based on a first-in-man study.

Medicine December 28, 2016

Pill To Treat Type B Hemophilia Underway: Goodbye Weekly Injections?

A team of researchers at University of Texas at Austin’s Institute of Biomaterials, Drug Delivery, and Regenerative Medicine is working to develop a pill to treat hemophilia B. This pill in the making is expected to be a breakthrough in the treatment of hemophilia B since it will put an end to the administration of weekly injections.

Medicine December 28, 2016

Ebola Vaccine rVSV-EBOV Gives 100 Percent Protection But Comes With Flaws: What Are Its Side Effects?

The new Ebola vaccine rVSV-EBOV shows promise in preventing the next outbreak of the disease but it comes with side effects. It also only works against one subtype of the hemorrhagic virus.

Medicine December 24, 2016

Biogen’s Spinraza Receives FDA Approval, Becomes First Drug For Spinal Muscular Atrophy

The United States now has its first spinal muscular atrophy drug. The FDA has approved Biogen’s Spinraza (nusinersen) on Dec. 23 as treatment for the rare and often fatal genetic disease affecting both children and adults.

Medicine December 24, 2016

Ocrelizumab Shown Effective Against Relapsing, Progressive Forms Of Multiple Sclerosis

Roche’s drug ocrelizumab was found effective against both relapsing multiple sclerosis and primary progressive multiple sclerosis. Using magnetic resonance imaging, researchers found that ocrelizumab was 95 percent more effective in reducing the inflammatory lesions in the brain than interferon beta-1a.

Medicine December 25, 2016

New Ebola Vaccine Offers Up To 100 Percent Protection Against Deadly Virus

The experimental Ebola vaccine rVSV-EBOV was up to 100 percent effective in providing protection against the deadly hemorrhagic disease but it is far from perfect. What are the flaws of the vaccine?

Medicine December 24, 2016

Protein Inhibitor Drug Shows Promise Preventing Artery Disease In High-Risk Individuals

A protein inhibitor drug could help in preventing diseases like stroke and heart attack, reports a new study. The research team experimented on mice and established that the drug hindered the movement of cultured coronary artery smooth muscle cells and stopped the jamming of arteries and bypass implants.

Medicine December 25, 2016

New Clinical Trial Aims To Reduce Risks Of Long-term Cardiac Damage In Survivors Of Childhood Cancers

A new trial is testing medication designed to cure leukemia without affecting the patient's heart. According to the data, those who survive cancer battle with heart diseases as a side effect of chemotherapy treatments.

Medicine December 23, 2016

FDA Fast-Tracks Approval For Advanced Ovarian Cancer Drug Rucaparib

A new ovarian cancer treatment has been approved by the FDA. Rubraca (rucaparib) for women diagnosed with a certain type of advanced ovarian cancer received accelerated approval from the agency.

Medicine December 22, 2016

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